The celebration party

There is no other instance in musical performance, I don’t think, where the band and repertory continue on, indefinitely through the decades, as new musicians take the place of founders and the baton is gradually passed.

Add to this the easy, open access to show archives for an act that never ceased to tour, complete and going back to the point of origin, so that each addition to the record, every point of inspiration, is there to relive, argue about, or discover…

… the books and essays, the social banter and discussion, the cover bands all over, the generational and demographic overlap…

… and it feels as though what started as mere backdrop to a local social experiment some 50 years ago, was in fact its core, with a tipping point along the way, like any movement or economy or social network.

But without any agenda, come and go as you please.